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View Poll Results: Where will the next mersenne be found?
43,000,001 to 45,000,000 6 20.69%
45,000,001 to 48,000,000 5 17.24%
48,000,001 to 51,000,000 5 17.24%
51,000,001 to 54,000,000 9 31.03%
54,000,001 to 56,000,000 4 13.79%
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Old 2008-06-09, 20:28   #1
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Default Where is 'M45'? - poll #2

Based upon a suggestion, in the attempted use of group logic:
The poll is designed to narrow the range down for where M45 might be.
Then in a follow-up poll, narrow it down further, etc.

For the purpose of this poll, M45 is being defined as the next mersenne found.

Of course we are using the convention of using the exponent, without the 2^ -1.

No guesses, predictions, or reasoning in this thread. Only voting and comments about the poll.

This is based upon the results of the previous poll.

(sorry for the delay).
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Old 2008-06-09, 20:33   #2
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You don't have my guess listed. So what am I to vote for?
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Old 2008-06-09, 21:27   #3
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You don't have my guess listed. So what am I to vote for?
The ranges listed are from the range in poll #1 that had the highest number of votes.

Choose the range that you think is closest to the actual.
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Old 2008-06-09, 21:40   #4
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The ranges listed are from the range in poll #1 that had the highest number of votes.
Yeah, I know that.
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Choose the range that you think is closest to the actual.
Okay I know this is just for fun and all, but, you are skewing the results. Hehe, how to lie with statistics 101: First lesson; Don't let the subject choose his/her preferred option.
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Old 2008-06-09, 21:49   #5
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Yeah, I know that.Okay I know this is just for fun and all, but, you are skewing the results. Hehe, how to lie with statistics 101: First lesson; Don't let the subject choose his/her preferred option.
I belled the ranges slightly 2-3-3-3-2. This was not to drive anyone any which way to vote, mainly it was out of laziness. I do suspect that the trend will be away from center. Any that voted for the ranges above or below this range will likely vote for the tails.

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Old 2008-06-10, 22:36   #6
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If there is a tie, or nearly so, the next poll may cover both ranges.
This one will run for about a week.
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Old 2008-06-11, 11:46   #7
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Since IMO the narrowing-down from the previous poll to this one is ridiculous, I simply voted for the interval that had the fewest votes, to help even up the numbers.
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Since IMO the narrowing-down from the previous poll to this one is ridiculous, I simply voted for the interval that had the fewest votes, to help even up the numbers.
You should have withheld your vote, in that case. If the poll was a blind one that would be better.
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Old 2008-06-11, 16:18   #9
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Since IMO the narrowing-down from the previous poll to this one is ridiculous, I simply voted for the interval that had the fewest votes, to help even up the numbers.
How do you peek before voting?
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Old 2008-06-11, 16:25   #10
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How do you peek before voting?
View Poll Results button.
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Since IMO the narrowing-down from the previous poll to this one is ridiculous, I simply voted for the interval that had the fewest votes, to help even up the numbers.
Don't underestimate the power of voting to narrow down the location of M45!
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